Inner-City New York School With 88% Poverty Rate Triples ITBS Test Performance
St. Monica School, Rochester, New York (NY)
DETAILS: School Profile: 160 students in grades: pre-K-6; Demographics: Inner City, Urban, Free/reduced lunch: 88%, Mobility: 34%; Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American: 98%, White:1%, Hispanic or Latino: 1%.
RESULTS: After using Accelerated Reader with best practices for 4 years, 4th- and 5th-grade Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) reading scores improved by 40 and 41 percentile points.
REPORTING EDUCATOR: Sister Mary Marvin, principal.
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